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|Another Barrier to Enrolling a Diverse Student Body: It's Expensive |
The Atlantic - Jan 21, 2014
Amherst College is one of the oldest, most selective, and most prestigious liberal-arts colleges in the country. It has also made a huge commitment to recruiting talented students from all backgrounds, regardless of their ability to pay tuition ...
|Randomize College Admissions! |
Washington Monthly - Jan 21, 2014
Sixty-nine percent of students who apply to Stanford University with perfect SAT scores are rejected. Let that sink in for a minute…getting a perfect SAT is far from easy...
|Who Defines Merit? |
Inside Higher Ed - Jan 17, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- As college presidents went to the White House Thursday to talk about new efforts to attract more low-income students to higher education, admissions leaders gathered here and talked about how they define merit ...
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|High School Classes Colleges Look For |
GoLocalProv - Jan 20, 2014
At most schools, course selection for next year is around the corner--leaving many families wondering what the best choices are for college-bound students. How many years of a lab science or language are really necessary? ...
|What to Do if You Regret Applying Early Decision |
Her Campus - Jan 16, 2014
Applying early decision to your dream school may have felt like a good decision back in November, but now you’re feeling the pressure roll in. Early decision is a binding process in which you apply to a school that you know you want to attend come fall. ...
|7 Ways to Make College Visits More Fun |
Her Campus - Jan 14, 2014
We know you have college visits lined up left and right from now until May. While touring each campus and checking out the available dorm rooms are extremely important, it can be difficult to stay interested ...
SATs & ACTs
|When Should You Take the SAT or ACT? |
The College Solution Blog - Jan 17, 2014
A couple of years ago I listened in on a webinar about SAT strategies that impressed me. The guest speaker was Jeb Applerouth, who runs an eponymous test-prep firm that’s headquartered in Atlanta. Jeb gave me permission to share the following blog post where he discusses whether there is an ideal time to take the SAT or ACT. ...
|How students will benefit from the changes to the SAT |
SAT Prep Examiner - Jan 21, 2014
Beginning in 2016, high school students will complete a new version of the SAT. Other than having to adapt their test prep, why should students care? Because these changes will benefit them long-term, which is partially why these changes are coming into effect;. ...
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Jan 21, 2014
New Studies: Liberal Arts Majors Make Money, MOOCs Don’t Get Completed, and Snow Days Rock
JYou’re not alone if you think winter is a good time to curl up with a good read. Professional journals are awash with reports, studies, and findings that impact a great deal of our work.... More
|Meet the modern guidance counselor |
Marketplace - Jan 21, 2014
When Tyler Lattimore was applying to college, he had to wait days to meet with the one counselor assigned to his high school in Gainesville, Fla. When he finally did, she didn’t seem to know much about the elite, out-of-state schools he was interested in. ...
|New study quantifies impact of ratings |
The Hechinger Report - Jan 16, 2014
Being named a top party school by the Princeton Review could cost a university an 8 to 9 percent decline in the percentage of out-of-state students who enroll......
|Colleges with top four-year graduation rates |
DC College Admissions Examiner - Jan 22, 2014
If you’re under the impression that college is a four-year proposition, one of the scarier numbers in postsecondary education might be the national “six-year” college graduation rate.....
|Seniors: Apply, apply, apply… for financial aid! |
True Admissions Blog - Jan 21, 2014
The single biggest mistake families make in the college application process is failing to apply for financial aid. So, apply! Even if you think you won't qualify, apply....
|The Big Mistake Students Make When Filling Out The FAFSA |
Pleasanton Weekly - Jan 21, 2014
As the flurry starts to die down around applying to colleges, there is a new issue for students and their families to consider. Students may have to be just as thoughtful about filling out the FAFSA ...
|Ten Tips for Student Athletes |
Huffington Post - Jan 22, 2014
Since many college coaches finalize their lists of recruited students in the summer before senior year, student athletes go to the front of the line in the admissions process. This means that they also have to start visiting and communicating with colleges earlier than other students ...
|Fewer Ohio Graduates Need Remedial College Classes |
NPR - StateImpact - Jan 20, 2013
The number of Ohio graduates who need remedial college courses is declining, but only slightly. A new statewide report shows 40 percent of high school students who got their diplomas in 2012 needed basic math or English classes when they enrolled in an Ohio public community college or university.....
|State lawmakers talk vocational education at North American International Auto Show |
WKZO - Jan 20, 2013
DETROIT (WKZO) -- Michigan legislators are attending the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and getting some work done there. Members of the State House Commerce Committee say that a hearing held at the auto show on what the state can do to improve career training pointed to the needs of automakers. ....
|Court Weighs How Much School Funding Is Enough |
ABC News - Jan 17, 2013
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has launched a bold program of tax and spending cuts aimed at making the state more attractive for business, but he's facing a challenge that threatens his ambitions and that could have implications for other states....
|New app causing bullying issues in schools |
WAFF - Jan 22, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Yik Yak is the latest app causing trouble in the classroom. Jefferson County Deputy Mike Yarborough says it was recently brought to his attention by school officials....
SATs & ACTs
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